Winks' revenge, exposing a high line and muting Maddison - Leicester's opener

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FoL talk Leicester City midfielder Harry Winks' wish possibly coming true because the first game of the new Premier League season is against Tottenham Hotspur. The Foxes should focus on exploiting Spurs' rigidity in never altering their ridiculously high line in the upcoming match. Understanding Ange Postecoglou's reluctance to change is absolutely vital.

Tactics are worth considering even though there is around two months to go before the clash and the east Midlanders have no manager at present. Another element conducive to beating the Lilywhites in the opener is, of course, neutralising the quality of former Fox James Maddison. Let's get to it.

Key fixtures as Premier League fixture list published

There are some notable matches to look forward to in the coming campaign. First of all Leicester meet THFC, as we established. Luckily the initial contest is at King Power Stadium. Facing Postecoglou's men at the magnificent Tottenham Hotspur Stadium may have arguably been too much to handle to start with.

Following Spurs, LCFC meet Fulham at Craven Cottage and subsequently Midlands rivals Aston Villa. Arsenal is on September 28; City play Nottingham Forest on October 26. Liverpool at Anfield is scheduled in for Boxing Day 2024; January 2025 starts with Villa away.

The Foxes' games versus Ipswich Town and Southampton on May 10 and 18 respectively could be massively significant with respect to the final standings. The two clubs were promoted from the Championship to the English top-flight along with Leicester.

Leicester City's opening match against Tottenham Hotspur

Before I attempt to discuss how to defeat Tottenham, it must be said that Postecoglou has aided their rise no end. However, they are beatable and have indeed been beaten by lesser sides. Whoever takes over on Filbert Way and regardless of which players sign - Spurs are almost certain to have a superior squad than Leicester. Therefore understanding your enemy is essential for victory.

Leicester must look for the ball over the top to Jamie Vardy, or another striker, to run on to. It is likely that the King Power outfit will attempt to find joy on the wing, in a similar sense. Maybe Leicester anchorman Winks could do a successful job man-marking Maddison; keeping the playmaker quiet will be crucial.

Winks used to be a THFC player; he chose his one-time team as the ideal first fixture. His wish of showing them what they're missing won't be granted unless City are victorious.